Posted: 31 Jan '18

Realizing Workplace Hazards with a Confined Space Entry Course in Edmonton

According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, a confined space is generally recognized as a space that has restricted means of entry or exit, is enclosed, is not designed for occupancy, and has the potential for significant injury or death. In response, MI Safety has designed a confined space entry course that details the dangers of a confined space – such as hazardous atmospheres, potential explosions, and more – and how to mitigate them.

Confined Space Entry Courses Are Important

It’s not difficult to imagine how quickly a routine inspection can go wrong in a confined space not designed for human occupancy. Many confined spaces only have one entrance and therefore one escape. In addition, their small, enclosed nature means that any chemicals or spills can quickly overwhelm the respiratory system or even cause an explosion.

Choosing a Confined Space Entry Course in Edmonton

Entry and rescue training is often a required course for those working in the oil and gas and construction industries. We have two courses available in Devon and Edmonton: The OSSA Confined Space Entry and Monitor Course and the Confined Space Entry and Rescue Training Course.

OSSA Confined Space Entry and Monitor

Our Confined Space Entry and Monitor Course focuses on case studies to ensure that students understand the definition of a confined space. The students then are familiarized with the hazards associated with confined spaces and introduced to equipment such as supplied air breathing apparatuses, gas detection pumps, and more. In addition, students will learn about entry permits, entry logs, self-retracting lifelines, and more.

Confined Space Entry and Rescue Training Course

Our confined space entry and rescue training courses familiarize students with enclosed spaces and their associated hazards. This course touches on a majority of the material covered in the Entry and Monitor course including completing confined space entry permits and how to calibrate and maintain safety equipment.

The eight-to-ten hour course also features a practical component that will allow students to test hazardous atmospheres using gas detection monitors and more. Students will also participate in mock entry, evacuation, and rescue drills in a confined space simulator.

Confined space entry work is extremely hazardous – when spaces are not designed for human occupancy, they’re up to 150 times more dangerous than regular workplaces. If you’re looking for a confined space entry course in Edmonton, look no further than MI Safety. Our team of passionate safety educators is driven to ensure students are not only knowledgeable of workplace hazards but have the hands-on experience to react should the unthinkable occur. For more information on confined space entry course in Edmonton, contact MI Safety today!

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